Technika IV Wide Angle Adapter Movements...

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  1. Xander Fischer

    Xander Fischer Member

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    So, I'm torn between the Master Technika and the Technika IV... Namely, I have the opportunity to buy a Technika IV in good condition with the wide angle adapter bed. My only apprehension lies in the movements that the IV will be able to accomodate without the flip-top. I know I'm not going to be getting much movement out of my Nikkor 65mm f/4.5 anyway, but I'd like to take all I can get.

    How much rise/fall/shift/tilt will I be able to get out of a Technika IV with a 65mm on the wide angle bed? How much more will the Master/wide angle bed setup permit? I'm thinking of going for a 47mm XL at some point, which makes the included WA bed even more enticing... Also, does the reflex viewer for the master fit on the IV?
     
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    Wide angle adapter bed for a STIV?? I've never heard of such a thing.
     
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    I don't think that you can get any rise at all with the IV and the wide angel adapter....rhe rise mechanic at the IV is a small wheel behind the front standard and I think it's impossible to reach it with a 65mm. The Master has a lever in front of the standard, so you should have no problems. You need something to focus the 65mm easily on a technika. I'm thinking of buying a focusing lensboard for mine.....
    http://www.ebay.de/itm/270823946660?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649
     
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    Yes, if you plan to use WA lenses get a later model, better yet get a monorail with bag bellows. The STIV on feebay with the red stuff on it is overpriced by about $800 or more. For $2000 you can find an unbutchered IV with a few lenses and a grip. I wouldn't touch it at any price.
     
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  6. Xander Fischer

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    I found a Technikardan for a little over $2000. Glad I finally came to my senses.... I really am a monorail type of person.